CSci 4608 Problem set 1. Due Thursday, Sept. 23rd
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The problems in this problem set are set up incrementally (i.e. you
will be adding more and more functionality to the same files), the final
version will be graded.
Problem 1 (HTML)
Set up an HTML web page which has at least one table, some links, and
a couple of
images. You may use an imagemap if you want. The topic of the page can
be anything you want, but it must be
a page written by you. Don't specify any colors, fonts, alignments, or
background images: you will use CSS for this.
Problem 2 (CSS)
Use CSS to set up:
You may set other features of the page, too.
- a background color or a background image of the page,
- a background color or a background image in some (not all) cells
of the table,
- the text color and/or font and/or alignment of all or a part of
the text on the
page (you may refer to the text by P tags or div tags)
- the color and/or font of all or some of the links and/or headers
In your CSS you must address elements in the following
different ways (you need to add class and ID attributes to some of the
- By just a tag name (for instance, when addressing the BODY tag).
- By a class name (you must have at least two different tags
included in one class).
- By an ID name.
Experiment with style sheets. Try different browsers and include the
version of the browser in your answer.
- If an element has both an ID and class attributes, which
style definitions take precedence? What happens if the definition for
an ID defines some of the properties, and the definition for the
class defines other ones?
- What happens if the element has an explicitly specified attribute
(in the tag itself) and the same attribute is defined by the style
sheet? For instance, a TD tag specifies one background color, and
the style sheet for TD tags specifies the other?
- Have you encountered any features that work in one browser, but
not in another? What features and what browsers?
- Were there any features that you would've liked to include, but
they weren't available in CSS (or at least you couldn't find them)?
Overall, did you find CSS technology easy to use? If you are designing
a web site, under which circumstances would you use CSS?
page gives you the hierarchy of elements and properties in DOM.
You may put all the buttons in one table (see the example
above). Note: some of the things that you attempt may not work in all
browsers. Document any inconsistencies that you think are
browser-related. Make sure to check your syntax (some browsers are
out the day of the week, or today's date, or the current time. See the
methods of the Date() object shown above.
- Add a button to change the border or the cellspacing or the
cellpadding of the table.
- Add a button to change the height or width of all table cells (use
- Add a button to change the background color or the text color in
all even-numbered cells.
- Add some text to a specified cell in the table (use ID to find the
- Add another row to the table.
- If you dynamically add an element to a page and set its class
attribute, would it be formatted by the CSS definition for that class?
- Can you dynamically set or reset the class of an element?
- If you specify a property (such as a color or alignment) of a tag
- Are any of these behaviors browser-specific?
recommend using, and which ones you wouldn't recommend? Briefly
This is a problem set from CSci 4608
course at UMM.
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